Foreword ixPreface to the Revised Edition xiiiAcknowledgments xix
PART ONE The Divine Healer in Buddhism: A Study of the Lapis Lazuli Radiance Buddha, Master of Healing
I. Concepts of Healing in Early Buddhism 3II. The Bodhisattvas of Healing 24III. The Lapis Lazuli Radiance Buddha, Master of Healing, and His Buddha Brothers 52IV. Images, Meditations, and Ritual Worship 77
PART TWOTranslations from the Chinese Buddhist Canon
I. Sutra Spoken by the Buddha on the Contemplation of the Two Bodhisattvas, King of Healing and Supreme Healer, from the Chinese version of Kalayasas (ca. 424), T. XX, 1161 115II. Preface to the Sutra on the Merits of the Fundamental Vows of the Master of Healing Tathagata, by Hui-chu (617), T. XIV, 449 149 III. Sutra on the Merits of the Fundamental Vows of the Master of Healing, the Lapis Lazuli Radiance Tathagata, from the Chinese version of Hsuan-tsang (650), T. XIV, 450 151IV. Sutra on the Merits of the Fundamental Vows of the Seven Buddhas of Lapis Lazuli Radiance, the Masters of Healing, from the Chinese version of I-ching (707), T. XIV, 451 173
I. Healing Agents in the Pali Canon 221II. References to Bodhisattvas of Healing in the Chinese Buddhist Canon 224III. References to the Buddha of Healing in the Chinese Buddhist Canon 228IV. Chinese Character List 232V. Seeking Longevity in Chinese Buddhism: Long Life Deities and Their Symbolism 238
Selected Bibliography 274Index 280
Plates appear between pages 76 and 77.